|Bird Type||Wild Bird||Wild Bird, Bluebird, Chickadee, Nuthatch, Titmouse, Woodpecker||Wild Bird||Wild Bird, Chickadee, Nuthatch, Titmouse, Woodpecker||Wild Bird|
|Material||Metal, Steel||Metal, Steel||Wood||Metal, Steel||Plastic|
|Capacity (Max)||3 suet cakes||56-oz or 1 suet cake||n-a||2 suet cakes||10-lb|
I initially bought a suet feeder with a round cage when it was suggested that I consider feeding woodpeckers to stop any more holes being drilled in my garage wall. And that worked fine for the small downy woodpeckers but not the hairy or red bellied ones. So I got these instead. Two of them, and now all the woodpeckers can jackhammer the suet instead of my garage. They took to it right away. Best feeder I've had for woodpeckers.
I got this to keep the starlings and blackbirds away from the suet. It works perfectly. Both pairs of woodpeckers, Chickadees and Carolina Wrens eat from it daily. I am ordering another one for my other tree as I prefer this style over the green cage style. The way mine hangs, the squirrels can’t balance to eat from it. (No worries, they get their own peanuts and fruit everyday.)
Without question one of my best "bird" buys. It easily fits 3 large suets and the woodpeckers are using it all the time and seem to stay longer at them
The birds do not seem to like this suet feeder. Had it up for a week and few birds used it. I think it is too difficult for birds to get into upside down position without something on the side of the feeder to perch on to get into upside down position. I would not buy it again.
This is a cute little feeder and I was excited to receive it, but after moving it many times and trying suggestions from others, this feeder is impractical. The birds simply cannot find it, so it's a waste of money and materials.
Before the birds figured it out an overnight visitor(probably raccoon) got in, removed the suet level indicator and took 2 of the suet cakes. The birds did figure it out and got started on the last suet cake. I'd started taking the feeder in at night, but one night shortly after dark but before I got home to take down the feeder, the visitor came again and took the last suet cake.